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JFK: His Life and Legacy On November 22, 1963, while being driven through the streets of Dallas, Texas, in his open car, President John F. Kennedy was o shot dead, apparently by the lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. The s world had not only lost a common man, but a great leader of men. w >From his heroic actions in World War II to his presidency, making > the decisions to avert possible nuclear conflict with world t superpowers, greatness can be seen. Kennedy also found the time s to author several best-selling novels from his experiences . His t symbolic figure represented all the charm, vigor and optimism of s youth as he led a nation into a new era of prosperity. y From his birth into the powerful and influential Kennedy clan, much was to be expected of him. Kennedy was born on May c 29,1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. His father, Joe, Sr., was a 2 successful businessman with many political connections. Appointed s by President Roosevelt, Joe, Sr., was given the chair of the b Securities and Exchange Commission and later the prestigious S position of United States ambassador to Great Britain(Anderson p 98). His mother, Rose, was a loving housewife and took young John 9 on frequent trips around historic Boston learning about American o So 2 revolutionary history. Both parents impressed on their children r that their country had been good to the Kennedys. Whatever t benefits the family received from the country they were told, b must be returned by performing some service for the m country(Anderson 12). The Kennedy clan included Joe, Jr., Bobby, c Ted and their sisters, Eunice, Jean, Patricia, Rosemary, and T
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Kathleen. Joe, Jr., was a significant figure in young John's life K as he was the figure for most of John's admiration. His older a brother was much bigger and stronger than John and took it upon b himself to be John's coach and protector. John's childhood was h full of sports, fun and activity. This all ended when John grew f old enough to leave for school. o At the age of thirteen, John left home to attend an away school for the first time. Canterbury School, a boarding school in s New Milford, Connecticut and Choate Preparatory in Wallingford, N Connecticut completed his elementary education("JFK" 98). John C graduated in 1934 and was promised a trip to London as a g graduation gift. Soon after, John became ill with jaundice and g would have to go to the hospital. He spent the rest of the w summer trying to recover. He was not entirely well when he started s Princeton, several weeks later in the fall of 1935. Around P Christmas the jaundice returned and John had to drop out of C school. Before the next school year began, he told his father he s wanted to go to Harvard("JFK" 98). On campus, young people took w interest in politics, social changes, and events in Europe. The i United States was pulling out of the Great Depression. Hitler's U So 3 Nazi Germany followed aggressive territorial expansion in Europe. N It was at this time that John first became aware of the vast I social and economic differences in the United States. In June s
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